Saturday, March 18, 2006

Crime and Forensics Online

Even a nap-loving cat couldn’t miss the increased public interest in crime scene investigations, forensic evidence, and the use of DNA to catch the guilty and exonerate the innocent. TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY--along with relentless media coverage of tragic and unsolved crimes--keep more than future prosecutors and defenders focused on the legal and scientific challenges. For a general introduction to all categories of forensic evidence and new developments, check out Crime and Clues: The Art and Science of Criminal Investigation, created by an expert crime scene investigator. A virtual world of forensics resources with links are provided at Michigan State University’s Criminal Justice Resources: Forensic Science, and at Prentice Hall’s Cybrary: The World’s Criminal Justice Directory.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, March 17, 2006

Day of the Green

Although I am neither Irish or green, I could not let March 17th go by without a nod to our Irish brethren - both feline and human. So, in the spirit of the day, here are some websites to visit to investigate Irish law.

Irish Government
Law Library of Ireland
Irish Law Site at UCC
Legal Information Institute - Ireland


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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Google Mars

It is almost a surety that you are all familiar with Google. And many of you may have seen Google Moon. (For those of you who aren't, zoom in all the way.) Well Google has now come up with Google Mars. Links are provided if you want to learn about the geography of the planet, or some of the craft that have visited there.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bridge the Gap: Practical Skills for Law Students

You can still register for the LLAGNY Bridge the Gap program scheduled for Friday, March 24th. The program sponsored by the Law Library Association of Greater New York discusses the concerns of the Summer or 1st year associates with the goal of easing the transition from law school to employment. The day consists of a general overview session as well as subject-specific break-out sessions and concludes with a panel discussion about life as a summer associate. The presentors are law firm librarians and the panel is comprised of leading members of the bar and judiciary. If you already have a job check with your firm about attending this program. Several send their Summer Associates to this program every year.
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Sunday, March 12, 2006


As reported by wonderful site THE MEMORY HOLE ("rescuing knowledge, freeing information")

"After a certain number of years, the CIA, like many other agencies, turns over its films and other documents to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
The lengthy list of CIA films at the Archives has never been publicly released, but researcher Michael Ravnitzky requested and received a copy from NARA. Many of the films were created by the CIA, and some - such as news reports and the occasional Hollywood movie - were not."

Hope you can take a look, as this is a really wild list of titles. The Link to The Memory Hole includes instructions on how you can access a copy of any of the films via the Freedom of Information Act.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat